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    The Neuromechanics Laboratory at University of Maryland, College Park, is looking for highly motivated graduate students interested in human movement science. The students will be supported by research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and/or doctoral fellowships. The applications are for the Fall semester of 2012. The students will develop a coherent area of expertise in human movement science by designing an academic program that includes introductory and advanced graduate courses in biomechanics and motor control. Our Doctoral program is currently ranked #3 in the U.S. by the National Academy of Kinesiology.
    The current research projects in the Neuromechanics Laboratory include (1) hand and finger neuromechanics, (2) neuromechanics and cardiovascular physiology of running in individuals with lower-extremity amputations, (3) effects of running footwear on running neuromechanics and cardiovascular physiology, (4) developmental process of force control, and (4) technologies for healthy living.
    The students who want to be considered for a fellowship or an assistantship should submit their applications by January 15, 2012. The main considerations for admission and assistantship are: (a) the course background of the student (courses taken and/or experience in basic sciences such as Anatomy, Biomechanics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanics, Motor Control, Neuroscience, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, etc.); (b) the student's GRE verbal and quantitative scores, and (c) the student's record of interest and academic performance. High scores in GRE and GPA are desirable for assistantship. MatLab and LabView as well as experiences in biomechanical and neurophysiological measurements would be advantageous. Students from engineering and mathematics are also encouraged to apply. International students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English (TOEFL).
    For more information on research and admission, please contact Dr. Jae Kun Shim ( and Dr. Marcio Oliveira (

    More information can be found at the following webpages:
    Neuromechanics Laboratory:

    Department of Kinesiology:
    Graduate School:
    Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Graduate Program:
    Fischell Department of Bioengineering: